I was born and raised on the Monaro on our family farm in the Springfield area. I am the youngest of three with my two older brothers being Brad and Ryan. My brothers and I are the third generation of Constance’s to live at “Rocklodge” with our Dad, Ashley being the owner. We run a predominantly Merino enterprise and a small herd of Hereford cattle.
I attended Cooma Public School for my primary years before moving on to Monaro High. After 3 years at Monaro High, I knew that I wanted to be involved in the agricultural industry resulting in me begging Dad to send me to boarding school. I started at Yanco Agricultural High School in year 10 and never looked back. The experiences and opportunities I received at Yanco allowed me to be more involved in not only the practical but also theoretical side of farm life.
In the year after completing my HSC I moved back home to the farm and obtained a rural traineeship with the local Monaro Farming Systems group. During the 12 months of the program I experienced training from industry professionals of which many were extremely motivated rural women who I aspire to be like.
In 2018 I moved to Armidale to commence my tertiary studies at the University of New England studying a Bachelor of Agriculture, majoring in Livestock Production. In 2019 I moved back home to help out on the farm and continue to study my degree online through the Country Universities Centre in Cooma. My goal is to complete my degree and successfully obtain the knowledge and skills needed to one day take over the family farm.
I hope that the showgirl experience will allow me to be more involved within the local community and to assist the Nimmitabel Show Society as well as providing me with an opportunity to represent our local area. I look forward to this experience and am extremely thankful for this opportunity.